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It’s a Beautiful World

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An Akron wish list by some of the folks making it a reality 01/03/2018 If you haven’t noticed, we like to think positively. So we pinged a bunch of our friends around Akron who are actively engaged in making this a better place to live. While we didn’t (and co... More »

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Civic Solutions Lab – Field Journal | Leadership Akron

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  Since 2015, Leadership Akron has been pursuing a strategic priority to more proactively and directly connect the leaders we serve to community needs. As an effort related to this priority, Leadership Akron secured support from the Knight Foundation to develo... More »

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Nightlight Cinema Crowdfunds New Seating

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By Michelle DeShon On August 1, The Nightlight Cinema launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for upgraded seating in its single auditorium. Though the indie theater has managed to put more than 25,000 butts in its seats since opening two years ago, its... More »

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#Akron2Columbus: On the road to making Akron great(est) again

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  Words by M. Sophie Hamad; Photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Akron is already awesome. At least, we at The Devil Strip think so. The question is how to make a great place even better. TDS photographer Ilenia Pezzaniti and I set out to find out exactly that, along wi... More »

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Pub Notes |Beer, Ideas and Escape from Social Impact World

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by Chris Horne, publisher When I first proposed we do a story asking “Can beer save Akron?” the idea was just a playful riff on the craft beer boom that’s as evident here as it is regionally and nationally. But then it seemed like, if not saving Akron, beer co... More »

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BIG IDEAS: Carolyn Behrman, Flashbulb and Cops on the Porch

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Hey Carolyn Behrman, what’s the BIG IDEA with Flashbulb and Cops on the Porch? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Carolyn Behrman Age: 54 Hometown/Home now: I was born in Balti... More »

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Art for Akron’s Sake: Our Kickstarter project is LIVE

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WE ARE LIVE! The Devil Strip’s Kickstarter Campaign for Newspaper Box Awesomeness has launched! We love public art. We hate neglected newspaper boxes. If you want more public art and fewer dilapidated boxes, check out our Kickstarter project. If you believe in... More »